Mr. Prasad has had extensive management and administrative experience at senior levels both with the United Nations in WIPO and at state and national levels in India. Since 2009, Mr. Prasad has served as the Executive Director and Chief of Staff to the Director General of WIPO. He also served with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for three years during the 1990s. As a member of the Indian civil service, Mr. Prasad has close to 33 years’ experience with the Government of India in various assignments including with the United Nations. He served for 15 years in the field of Industry and Commerce and was India’s focal point for intellectual property issues. Mr. Prasad holds a double Masters degree in Arts and Economics and was educated at the prestigious St. Stephen’s College in Delhi University.